Yes, I realize that I’m probably “preaching to the choir” with this image at this blog, but I couldn’t help myself…I came across this and felt like posting it. But if you are an adult who has not ridden a bike in a while, I hope you do so again soon. You may remember whatContinue reading “You may like it…”
These are two views from my handlebars. The above is in the morning–facing eastward–on my short commute to work, and the below image is in the late afternoon on my way home, facing westward. Both images are on Allen Street in Allentown; the neighborhood in which I both live and work. I enjoy riding aContinue reading “Two Views from my Handlebars”
Buffalo, the city in which I was born and currently reside, is not a large city (we rank 70 out of 275 in the size of American cities, according to this page), but it’s a lovely city and a great place to live and work. But we still have traffic jams and rush hour, notContinue reading “A View From my Handlebars”
24 live fruit and vegetable plants (including a small blueberry bush) and $32.27 in groceries. Urban Simplicity.
48 live vegetable plants, 120 lbs/54.4kgs top soil, 2 bags (5 lbs/2.2 kgs each) organic vegetable fertilizer, a jean jacket, 2 lbs/.91 kg brown rice, 2 lbs/.91 kg boneless chicken legs, 3 liters of red wine, a quart of milk, and 1 lb/.45 kg fresh spinach. Urban Simplicity.
Many of you likely know that I have finally (finally!) given up car ownership (or in my case, truck ownership) and have have seamlessly moved from being car-lite to car-free. Well in a last act of departure I had to “surrender” the plates to the DMV today, and it seemed appropriate–as if in some finalContinue reading “The Last Remnant…literally and figuratively”
#431…A dough rising bucket and three loaves of freshly baked whole-wheat wild rice bread. #432…Three books and a shovel Urban Simplicity.
A jug of laundry detergent, a full-sized camera tripod, a new pair of jeans, a package of boxer briefs, a package of t-shirts, two bottles of contact solution, four live cabbage plants, four live broccoli plants, four live tomato plants, six live pea plants, two bottles of weed killer, two packages of meal moth traps,Continue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#429)”
Well, first of all, while I’m not entirely car-free yet, I don’t specifically have one to drive. What I mean by this is that my truck is officially off the road (no longer legal as the inspection has not been renewed) and is sitting in the driveway of my son’s mom’s house, but I stillContinue reading “This is Just a Test…”
A cardboard box containing $22.36 in groceries, a gym bag containing wet clothes, a smaller bag containing an extra camera and batteries, five high tension hex bolts, nuts, and washers (more parts for the truck repair), and 3 liters of red wine. Urban Simplicity.
Before I get to mentioning the decision let me first explain the above image. That is a new rear spring bracket I purchased today for $80 for my truck. I’ve mentioned many times on this blog that I am not car-free but am car-lite. Anyhow, the above bracket has to replace the rotted one onContinue reading “I’ve Made a Decision”
Today–as the title of this post stated–was cold and wet. Not the dangerous frigid cold you get in mid-winter, but that bone-chilling wet-cold that can only come in the spring. And it’s been sort of snowing and raining for the better part of the day. Anyhow, I mentioned in a previous post how dismayed IContinue reading “A Cold, Wet Day and Evening..good for practice”
It’s up to us. Every little bit helps, I believe. Earth Day 2012
Most who visit this blog know that I like bikes…a lot. I ride mainly for transportation, but also because I enjoy it. And some also know that I am not entirely car-free, but car-lite (I own one small late model pick up truck and a small fleet of bikes). Sometimes it seems silly that IContinue reading “Now This is Interesting (a brief story)”
A nylon bag containing a computer, a canvas bag containing an extra camera, an electronic reader, two books, a journal, a small tripod, and various writing tools; a dough rising bucket containing a small paper bag which contains a smaller plastic tub of homemade gravy; a round tin resting atop the dough rising bucket containingContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#424)”
Payday today, the house was bare with essentials. After a brief steam and swim I ran errands and did some shopping. This is what I carried on–or pulled with–the bike tonight from 4 separate stores: Two bags of of dog food, $67 in groceries, vitamins, sundries, a bottle of red wine, a canvas bag containingContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#423)”
Two nylon bags, a canvas bag, 3 books, an electronic reader, a pocket Bible, a camera, a tripod, a magazine, a laptop computer, a journal, and various writing implements. Urban Simplicity.
Four cement blocks and four cement bricks (totaling, at best guess, about 150lbs/68kgs), a 3ft/.91m floor support jack, two new tie-down straps (which were put to use straight away), four new bungees (which were also put to use), 2lbs/.9kg fresh lamb meat, a tin of tomato puree, an Artvoice paper, and a cup of hotContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#420)”
A gym bag full of wet clothes (front rack), a large cardboard box containing $52.54 in groceries, a smaller cardboard box on top of the large cardboard box containing two slices of pizza. Urban Simplicity.
On the bike…A gym bag containing wet clothes, a canvas bag containing an extra camera and batteries, and 3 liters of red wine. A brief comment…If you’ve been to this blog more than once you likely know that my “adult beverage” of choice is red wine (coffee is my other vice but that’s in theContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#418)…plus a brief comment and a video”